The J2 team had a great win in the final of the McInerney Cup on Saturday afternoon.
Bruff were Down 3-10 at half time, Bruff’s Penalty from Richard McAuliffe. Bobby McInerney got Thomond’s try mid-way through the half with Christian Meehan kicking a penalty and a conversion
Bruff However Scored 3 unanswered trys in the 2nd half the first from Andrew Breen. Dave Conway got possession of the ball in the Bruff half and made a clean line Break, this was followed by some lovely hands involving Conway, Rob Finn,& Denis Kennedy who was eventually tackled in the Thomond 22 but managed a clean off load which Breen finished, Ritchie adding the extras. The Second try was scored by Rob Finn. Scrum half Barry Enright broke from the back of a ruck and drifted across the line popping the ball off for Finn to finish,which was again converted by McAuliffe.
The 3rd try came with the last play of the game. With Thomond down 17-10 at this stage they were pushing the Bruff line hard to get the equalizing score. However Bruff managed to clear the ball into the Thomond half. Thomond in turn tried to run the ball from their own 22 which proved costly. John Hayes stripped the ball from the opposition winger and moved it on to Dave Conway who had an easy run in from 30 yards out to complete the scoring and finish the game off at 22-10.
Derek Dowling the Bruff captain picked up the cup for the 6th time in Bruff’s history Joining former winning captains, Dick Leonard, John Dunworth x 2, Darren Sheehan and last year’s captain John Hayes
Team 1 Seamus Sheahan (70 Min S O Shea) 2 Kevin Carroll 3 Steve O Shea(50 Min D Keogh) 4 Barry Laffan 5 Charlie Fitzgerald(HT J Hayes) 6 Martin Hennessy 7 Mossie O Donnell 8 Mike McCarthy 9 Barry Enright 10 Richard McAulliffe 11 Andrew Breen 12 Dave Conway 13 Denis Kennedy(55 min N McNamara) 14 Robbie Finn 15 Derek Dowling (50 Min A O Sullivan) 16 Dave Keogh 17 Kevin O Sullivan 18 John Hayes 19 Aidan O Sullivan 20 James McCarthy 21 Barry Lee 22 Noel McNamara